ONLY non-violent response will work and it doesn’t have to get personal.
It is “systems” which are our enemies.
The system of male-supremacy which calls itself “Christianity” – and all organized
patriarchal religions which underpin Elitism/Patriarchy.
The system of Capitalism which is based in exploitation of Nature and all life.
The system of animal-eating which is one of extreme exploitation and violence and
which is destroying human health in this long standing myth. It’s a long chain of violence
which should be ended. It’s now thought to be 70% responsible for Global Warming.
The system of “publicly funded-privatization” and the introduction of Charter schools
over which tax-payers have no way to demand accountability and no control.
And the de-funding of our public schools in order to destroy public education for all.
The system of our elections which are totally rigged, beginning with electronic voting
machines which are hack-able and which the nation has been voting on for more than 50
The system of corruption which puts our government “ON SALE” and which denies
The system where nine individuals on our Supreme Court are running our nation without
any constraint upon them from voters who do not elect them. And the results which created …
The system of “bribery” which corrupts our people’s government and denies the Human Right
of Medical Care for all for the benefit of private profit.
On and on –
Have to agree . . . Sadly, the concept of sports has also been corrupted for profit of those
controlling them. We also see the great harm being done to females and male athletes in
over-training and over-heavy scheduling from high school to college and professional sports.
This corruption creates illegitimate power which allows those like Nassar which did great
harm to the strength and intelligence of female athletes in overtraining and starvation programs –
and NFL officials who threaten Kaepernick – and any athlete who may wish to join him in “taking
a knee” and thus prevent this movement from going forward.
I certainly admire, and support, Mr. Kaepernick’s taking a knee in protest. He deserves all the accolades he can get. However, for the working 99s who don’t possess his financial wherewithal, taking a knee or speaking up is a very dangerous act. It will get even worse. The NFL has quietly made sure of that with Kaepernick. They have similar plans for the rest of " the agitators ".